An ongoing operation tackling the supply of drugs in London's West End has seen five new arrests this morning (Wednesday January 8).

Following on from 21 arrests made on 18 and 19 of December, when cocaine and cash were seized from West End drug dealers, 11 further warrants at address in London and Kent were made.

The addresses raided include a property on Sylvan Hill, Crystal Palace, SE19, as well as addresses in Islington, Enfield, Southall, Cricklewood, Cambridge Circus and Kent.

Five people aged between 25 and 40 were arrested, and all have been taken into custody.

Detective Superintendent Nick Sumner, from the Met’s Central West Basic Command Unit, said: “This operation is a continued campaign to arrest and charge those involved in bringing and selling drugs in the Soho and Cambridge Circus area.

“Within the three days we have executed warrants as part of this operation, five people have now been arrested and we will continue to make further arrests as more intelligence comes to light.”

Once again, officers from the Met’s Central West BCU, Taskforce, Met Detention and Forensic Services along with colleagues from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Westminster City Council and drug diversion agencies were involved in the operation.